Volunteer Befriender

To give carers of a partner, a family member or friend, the opportunity to have a break from their caring commitments by providing 2-4 hours of caring cover in or outside of the home on a regular or occasional basis during the day, evening or weekend. To offer a positive experience to the person being supported

Support provided:
o Supported and supervised by a named Carers’ Time Off Coordinator
o Induction
o Guidance and ongoing support
Tasks you may be responsible for :
o Befriending
o Offering a listening ear to the carer about their health and wellbeing
o Where appropriate and as agreed give drinks and snacks
o As or when agreed taking the person into the local community or for a walk or other activity

Expenses: Agreed expenses will be reimbursed

Activities DO NOT include:
o Assisting the person whilst they are using the toilet (this is personal care).
o Giving the person their medication.
o Any moving or handling of the person

Skills or experience required?:

o Be well organised
o Be a good communicator
o Be reliable and committed to the role
o Be able to work as part of a team

You will require?: Criminal Record Check (DBS)
Frequency of opportunity: Ongoing
Can this opportunity be home based?: No
What are the areas of interest?: Befriending & buddying
Type(s) of cause supported: Carers
Where is the opportunity located?: Craven, Harrogate
Includes out of pocket expenses?: Yes
How many hours per week is this opportunity?: 2
You can volunteer for this opportunity at the following times:

M T W T F S S
Morning
Afternoon
Evening